Discovery Yachts, the Marchwood based world class builder of luxury blue-water cruising yachts has been chosen for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation award in the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2011/2012.
The 6th annual award scheme, specifically for businesses in the New Forest area, aims to celebrate the achievements of local business and highlight good practice. Discovery Yachts is a highly successful builder of exceptionally high quality, semi-custom, blue-water cruising yachts designed for short-handed performance sailing.
The company has continued to invest significantly throughout the economic downturn and has recently taken delivery of a state-of-the-art CNC 5 Axis milling and cutting machine in addition to some highly specilised veneer press equipment which has enabled Discovery to become a centre of excellence for its bespoke joinery and interior fittings.
Recent investment in new product design was followed by the launch of their internationally award winning Discovery Cat 50 yacht in 2010 and the company has just started the build of a new Discovery 57 blue-water monohull designed by Ron Holland and Ken Freivokh which will be launched in 2012.
The company is passionate about skills and has doubled its apprenticeship scheme with 13 young people gaining a broad education in boatbuilding skills within the yard whilst also attending day release courses at local colleges.
Below is a beautiful Discovery charter yacht selection and image galleries for Ron Holland and Ken Freivokh design.